The Center for Social and Demographic Analysis (CSDA) was established in 1981 with the objective of providing a strong research infrastructure for scholarship in population-based social sciences at the University at Albany. We support interdisciplinary population dynamics and population health research, with a special focus on the analysis of spatial inequalities (in particular, urban and regional development and its impact on residents) and the concerns of vulnerable populations (as defined by race and ethnicity, age, social class, and nativity). The CSDA provides researchers with access to first-rate computing facilities, statistical consulting, assistance with grant preparation and administration, and other related services. Additionally, through our hosting of a regular colloquium series, research methods workshops, and other events open to the entire University community, the CSDA serves as an intellectual hub that connects our local population researchers to one another, as well as to the broader network of national and international population researchers.





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Update: 2010 Plus Mapping Project now has American Community Survey  2012-2015, 5 year county/CBSA level data.  Click here to see them on maps and and download data

Check our Research Impact Tracking page to see the most discussed and most cited research papers produced by our Associates

University Libraries are offering a number of skill building workshops. See the iLearn Workshop Page for more details.

New CSDA Statistical Consulting Service: click here for more information

For regular updates, follow the CSDA on Twitter and Facebook!

CSDA Associate Julia Hormes talked about her research on the influence that childhood pets have on a person’s diet choices in adulthood. Read more at UAlbany News Center

CSDA Associate Stacy Torres talked about end of Craigslist personals. Read more at San Francisco Chronicle

CSDA Associate Samantha Friedman talked about increase of foreign immigration and factors that attracts new arrivals. Read more at Times Union

CSDA Associate Shawn Bushway talked about factors that impact on a drop in the federal prison population in Obama ear. Read more at Asean Breaking News

CSDA Associate Julia Hormes’s study featured in an article about Cultural norms of American women for chocolate cravings on PMS. Read more at

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CSDA Colloquium: “Leveraging Genetics to Inform Social Science” presented by  Dalton Conley, Princeton University

Friday, April 13, 2018 — 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Management Services Center (MSC) — Conference Room 102A/102B

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